Obituaries

Obituaries - 1929

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1929

transcribed by Helen Selee

The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, January 24, 1929
Betty May Shelly, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shelly, passed away at 10 a.m. Monday, January 21, 1929. She is one of the twins born on Dec. 23, 1928. The cause of her death was congested lungs and a weak heart. She leaves to mourn her death her father and mother, two sisters, Jeanette and Mary Belle, two brothers, Maurice and her twin Bobby Ray. The funeral service was held Tuesday morning from the home and burial was in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, January 24, 1929.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dell Hatten of Merriman, passed away at the Fred Tranmer home last Wednesday night. The little body was laid to rest at Center on Thursday of last week.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, January 24, 1929.
Sarah M. Buchanan. Sarah Martha Sharp was born in Lincolnshire, England, on February 9, 1854, and passed away at Gordon, Nebraska, on January 18, 1929. At the age of 14 she came with other members of her family to this country and settled on a farm near Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1887 she was united in marriage to John N. Buchanan in Douglas, Wyoming, and moved to Hot Springs, S.D. in 1890, where she lived until six years ago when she left to make her home with her daughters. She united with the Baptist church in her young womanhood and ??? @Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan county, Nebraska ??? ....

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, January 24, 1929.
OBITUARIES

Elmer Earl Smith. Elmer E. Smith was born on May 15th, 1896 at Bethany, Ill., and passed away at his home in Gordon on January 20th, 1929, as a result of disability incurred while a soldier in the United States Army during the World War. On November 10, 1918 he was united in marriage to Edith McKnight at Hot Springs, S.D., and to this union one daughter, Jean, was born, who with the widow survives. Mr. Smith enlisted in the Army in 1917 in the South Dakota Cavalry and went with his regiment to Camp Cody, N.M. where he was transferred later to the 109th Ammunition Train. While there he was taken down with the flu and upon recovery, he was left with a severe heart affliction, which eventually caused his death. He was discharged from the Army on a surgeon s certificate of disability. He came to Gordon in 1924 from Hot Springs and was employed as a barber here until he was forced to quit work last October. Elmer Smith was of a genial disposition and was loved by all who came in contact with him. For years he has courageously fought his affliction and through it all has maintained a cheerful disposition and has always been proud of the fact that he served his country in time of need, even though he has lost his health in doing so. He was active in community affairs, having managed the Gordon baseball team at various times. He was a member of the American Legion and was also very active in the work of the Odd Fellow Lodge. Funeral services were conducted from the home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Shelby delivering the address. The services were under the supervision of the local Odd Fellow lodge, and the pall-bearers were selected from both the Odd Fellows was a charter member of the Baptist church of Hot Springs. Her s was a truly beautiful Christian character, and she lived a life of sacrifice for and devotion to her family. For the past seven years she had been a patient sufferer from arthritis, but she was sustained by her deep faith in God. Her cheerful, uncomplaining outlook on life made her beloved by all who knew her. She will always be remembered for her unusual intellect and remarkable interest in world affairs. Her husband preceded her in death in 1906. There are left to mourn her loss one son, N.C. Buchanan of Lincoln, Nebr.; two daughters, Mrs. J.H. Holden of Gordon and Mrs. C.W. Andrews of Deadwood, S.D.; a brother, J.S. Sharp of McClelland, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. E.M. Turner of Greeley, Colo. She passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Holden. Services were held at the United Brethren church at Hot Springs, at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, and she was laid to rest beside her husband in Evergreen cemetery at that place. Beautiful floral offerings were sent by friends in Gordon and Hot Springs.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, January 3, 1929
W.E. BROWN PASSES AWAY
Gene Brown, well known Gordon businessman, passed away Sunday evening after an extended illness. Mr. Brown had been in poor health for some time, but his going was a distinct shock. For many years Mr. Brown was vice president of the First National Bank, retiring a few years ago to take up insurance work. He was of a cheerful disposition, always obliging and numbered his friends only by his acquaintances. He was prominent in lodge circles and was never too busy to lend a helping hand. Throughout his illness he was cheerful and uncomplaining. He leaves a place which will be hard to fill.

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WALTER EUGENE BROWN
Walter Eugene Brown was born at Cheyenne, Wyoming on June 16, 1876, moving to Chadron in September of 1885. In the year 1902 he secured employment in the First National Bank of Gordon where he remained until 1926, having served in various capacities, retiring as Vice President of that institution, following which he entered into business for himself in which he was engaged at the time of his death on December 30, 1928. He was married to Ruth H. Crowder of Sullivan, Indiana, on July 25, 1906, to which union was born a daughter, Prudence LaDora. Both the wife and daughter survive him. He is also survived by four brothers and three sisters, as follows: Ada B. Cook of Douglas, Wyoming; James A. Brown of Omaha; William G. Brown and Charles E. Brown of Sidney, Nebr.; Jeanette A. McCarthy of Casper, Wyoming; LaDora E. Shipp of Midwest, Wyoming; and Paul E. Brown of Ithaca, N.Y. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church, the Reverends H. Clare Welker of Sidney, and C. Levi Shelby of Gordon officiating and interment was made in the City Gordon Cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 2, 1929
Mrs. George Tausan, formerly Ellen Michaelson, was born in Nerstrand at Stavanger, Norway, on January 27, 1859 and departed this life at her home in Gordon on the morning of April 29, 1929, at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 2 days. She grew to womanhood in the town of her birth. It was here that she was united in marriage to George Nikolai Tausan on April 3, 1880. In 1882 the family came to American settling at Roland, Iowa. After a period of five years, the family came to Sheridan county, taking up a homestead 7 miles north of Gordon. Here they were pioneers in building up this country, going through trials and hardships that they might give their children a good start. In the spring of 1920 they retired to Gordon, where they were living at the time of her death. Her entire life was that of a loving mother and true Christian. She was a diligent hearer of God’s word and was ever ready to help further the kingdom of God. She always sought her soul’s welfare and also that of her family. In this true Christian faith she peacefully fell asleep in Christ. Besides the sorrowing husband, she leaves to mourn her loss four sons, Nels and Carl of Clinton, and Michael and Morton of Gordon. Also one sister and one brother. There are seven grandchildren. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at two o’clock from the Lutheran church, conducted by her pastor, the Reverend H.M. Roth and her remains were laid to rest in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 2, 1929
Mrs. L.S. Griffith died suddenly at her home in Gordon Monday night, death coming to her while she was asleep and without pain or suffering. Mrs. Griffith was eighty-seven years old and with her husband had made her home in Gordon for the past twenty years. Her husband has been in ill health for some time, while she had been comparatively well. They had made their home with their daughter, Mrs. C.G. Stubblefield. A brief service was held at the home on Thursday afternoon, with Rev. C.L. Shelby in charge, and she was then taken to her old home at Minier, Ill., for burial

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Acy D. Roberts:
Acy D. Roberts was born March 4, 1847 in the state of Indiana, living there until grown, coming to Illinois for a short period. He then located in Iowa near Des Moines, where he met Miss Eveline Short. They were united in marriage in November 1875. They lived there for 12 years , then moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1887 and stayed there for two years, then settled on a farm near Gordon. To this union eleven children were born, seven sons and four daughters, five of whom passed on in infancy. One son, John H. Roberts, passed away April 22, 1922, in Red Wood, Calif. Acy Roberts made his home in Gordon and Chadron since the death of his wife on June 6th, 1922 at the homes of his son A.E. Roberts and daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Brown. He passed away at the home of his daughter May 9th, 1929 at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 5 days. He leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Brown, four sons, Charley D. Roberts of Gordon, A.E. and W.C. Roberts of Chadron, and James R. Roberts of Seattle, Washington, also five granddaughters, one grandson and two great-grandsons. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 12th at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of God with Rev. A.L. Hutton, pastor of the Church of God in charge. Interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.
Source: The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 12, 1929

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Duane Lawson DeLancey:
Duane Lawson, the younger son of Charles and Orpha DeLancey was born in Brunswick, Nebraska, August 14, 1926, and passed away at the family home in Gordon on May 11, 1929, having attained the age of two years, 8 months and 27 days. From babyhood Duane had not been robust and consequently the parents had lavished upon him a love that was deep and strong. His delicate health served only to entwine the little life more deeply into the hearts of his parents. In spite of all that loving care could do, the little blossom was plucked while but a bud and taken by the Master to the garden above where it will bloom until the resurrection day. Those left to mourn his passing are his parents, a brother Robert and a number of other relatives. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, being conducted by Reverend Embree of the Methodist Church and interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.
Source: The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 12, 1929

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JOY WESLEY DOHSE
Joy Wesley Dohse, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Carl Dohse, was born Sept. 11, 1928, and departed this life May 22, 1929, at the age of 8 months and 11 days. He leaves to mourn his departure a loving father and mother, six brothers, two grandmothers, one grandfather and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Marvin L. Trogdon
Marvin Lorenzo Trogdon was born near Merriman January 29, 1925 and departed this life May, 6, 1929 at the age of 14 years, 3 months and 8 days. His illness was of short duration, being taken suddenly sick Friday and soon becoming unconscious, remaining in this state until his death Monday evening about 7 o’clock. He was rushed to a hospital in Omaha Saturday and put under the best of medical care, but the disease baffled the doctors who stated it was the most peculiar case of its kind that had come under their observation. It was reported to be a sort of sleeping sickness. Marvin was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Trogdon who live south of Merriman. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters, Roby, Lawrence, Evelyn and Ruth, all of whom are at home. There are many other near relatives who mourn his loss. Marvin had a host of friends both young and old who will miss his welcome smile, for the little friend is gone. He was a diligent and dependable worker and a boy that took time to spare his mother all the extra steps he could, besides doing his part in the fields with his father and his brothers. He will be greatly missed by the entire community.
Source: The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 12, 1929

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MRS. WILLIAM ALDER (1872-1929)
Mrs. William Alder of Merriman died at her home on Monday, the funeral being held at Merriman, with burial in Gordon cemetery. Mrs. Alder had lived in Cherry county since 1889 and had a host of old time friends who will mourn her departure. She was born at Blue Ridge, Mo., on Feb. 27,1872, her maiden name being Clara Lillian Sigler. She leaves a husband and six daughters in her immediate family.
Source: The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, June 16, 1929

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ELOISE MARIE DAVIS (1926-1929)
Eloise Marie, youngest child of Melvin and Cora Davis, was born in Gordon, NE, March 12,1926 and departed this life June 9,1929, being with us three years, two months and 28 days. Eloise was a child of remarkably sweet and sensitive nature, whose loving disposition made the days brighter and happier for all whom she met. So often we feared that such a perfect child might not be permitted to remain in this evil world, yet were unprepared for the sudden illness which has taken the light and joy from our home. Besides a dear father and devoted mother, two brothers and a sister, many relatives and friends in the two communities where she has lived are mourning the loss of one whose life was like a ray of sunshine. Truly she has "budded on earth to bloom in Heaven." In childish fancy she remarked some time ago, ‘Mamma, I want to see my Jesus." Her mother answered, "O, you wouldn’t want to go and leave me." "O, I would wait for you," she replied happily . The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Gordon on June 11.

Dear Little Eloise:
More home like is that vast unknown, Since you have entered there. You’ll "wait for us", we leave you now, in Jesus’ tender care. Your spirit bright will sheltered be on that eternal shore; Whate’er betide, Thy love abide; Our God forever more."

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, September 19, 1929
OBITUARIES
Mrs. Fred Schneider: Elsie Ola Schneider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Phillips, was born Nov. 11, 1890, at Mahaska, Kan., and departed this life September 13, 1929, at Gordon, Nebr. aged 38 years, 10 months and 2 days. In early childhood she lived in Nebraska and Colorado, moving from Denver to Gordon at the age of 19, where she has lived ever since. On April 5, 1915, she was united in marriage to Fred Schneider of Gordon and to this union were born two children, Bernice and Fern Francis.

She was converted in early childhood to Christianity.

During her long illness she was patient and although she suffered a great deal, she did not complain and her trust was in the Lord to the end.

She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband and daughters; her mother, Mrs. Ellen Phillips of Omaha; one brother, Everett I. Phillips of Gordon; one sister, Amy C. Phillips of Omaha, besides many friends.

Her father and one brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held from the Church of God on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, with Rev. A.L. Hutton and Rev. R.A. Germany in charge. Interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, September 19, 1929
Jim Peterson Dies
Jim Peterson, a former Gordon resident, passed away at his home in Sheridan, Wyo., last week, following a bad fall in which he broke his hip. Mr. Peterson was an early day resident of both Rushville and Gordon, and during the early life of many of Gordon’s middle-aged citizens, he had some reputation as the village marshal. The funeral was held in Gordon last Friday Sept.13, 1929 under the auspices of the Rushville Masonic lodge, of which he was a member.

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twin babies Bates (?-1929)
Twin babies were born On Sunday to Mr. And Mrs. Harold Bates. It is regretted that one passed away at birth. It was laid to rest in the Gordon cemetery.

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EMMA HART EATON (1865-1929)
Emma Hart Eaton was born Feb. 6,1865, in Des Moines, Iowa, and departed this life at her home in Gordon on April 19,1929,having attained the age of 64 years, 2 months, and 13 days. On Nov. 19,1889, she was married to Marcus Eaton at Mitchell, S.D.

The following year they moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, where they lived for eight years, coming to Gordon in 1895. To this union were born: Winnie Violet Sees of Gordon; Almira Grace Blair, Norfolk;

Letha E. Young, Gordon; Cora Pearl Perrine, who preceded her in death in Jan. 1927. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, three daughters and two grand daughters; also three sisters; Mrs. M.J. Mount, Beresford, S.D.; Mrs. J. M. Barto, Gordon and Mrs. H.R. Lane, Stuart; and three brothers; L.C. Hart, Boulder, Colo, and J.T. Hart and W.H.Hart, both of Carns. Two sisters also preceded her in death. Burial was in Gordon cemetery.

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LLOYD LINDEN (?-1929)
Lloyd Linden of Hay Springs died when falling from his tractor on Tuesday, May 7,1929 in a terrible accident. Mr. Linden was operating a three-plow tractor, breaking prairie and it appears that he stepped from the tractor to the plow frame to adjust a lever that raises the plows, when the lever apparently broke off, throwing Mr. Linden under the plows. He was dragged about a hundred yards to the end of the field when the tractor went on through a fence and then made a large circle and finally turned back and was making a series of circles when it was noticed by a neighbor who came over to see what was wrong. The deceased was dead when found.

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GEORGE HUNTER (?-1929)
George Hunter died on May 4,1929, from the effects of a blow on his head with a club.

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MARY JANE LING (1841-1929)
Mary Jane Ling, daughter of John W. and Ann E Ling, was born Sept. 8,1841, in Bedford, Pa. And passed away on April 30,1929, at her home in Gordon, Ne. She is the oldest of twelve children, who had all passed into eternity except two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Livesay and Mrs. Walter Ballenger, who reside in Illinois. She was united in marriage to Leland Samuel Griffith in Bedford, Pa., Nov. 18,1862. In later years they made their home with their daughter, Mrs. W.E. Hand at Greenwood, and from there came to Gordon in 1907 and located on a farm four and a half miles west and one half mile south of town. Here for the third time they built up a home, where they lived until 1912 when they moved into town. A great deal of their time since then has been spent going to and from the farm. Though she suffered much the last years of her life, she was able to be about the home as usual until Tuesday when she became ill, passing away peacefully in her sleep. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Venetia M. Hand of Greenwood, Mrs. Anna Lee Neail of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Carolyn Stubblefield of Gordon. She also leaves six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the home and the body taken to the old home at Minier, Illinois for interment.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, June 13th, 1929
Eloise Marie Davis:
Eloise Marie, youngest child of Melvin and Cora Davis, was born in Gordon, Nebr., March 12, 1926, and departed this life on Sunday, June 9, 1929, being with us three years, two months and 28 days. Eloise was a child of remarkably sweet and sensitive nature, whose loving disposition made the days brighter and happier for all whom she met. So often we feared that such a perfect child might not be permitted to remain in this evil world, yet were unprepared for the sudden illness which has taken the light and joy from our home. Besides a dear father and devoted mother, two brothers and a sister, many relatives and friends in the two communities where she has lived are mourning the loss of one whose life was like a ray of sunshine. Truly she has “budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.” In childish fancy she remarked some time ago, “Mamma, I want to see my Jesus.” Her mother answered, “O, you wouldn’t want to go and leave me.” “O, I would wait for you,” she replied happily. The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Gordon on June 11, Rev. J.W. Embree the pastor, having charge. Dear Little Eloise: More homelike is that vast unknown, Since you have entered there. You’ll “wait for us”; we leave you now, in Jesus’ tender care. Your spirit bright will sheltered be on that eternal shore; Whate’er betide, Thy love abide; Our God forever more.”

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, June 13th, 1929
Mrs. William Alder of Merriman died at her home on Monday of this week, the funeral being held at Merriman Wednesday, with burial in Gordon cemetery. Mrs. Alder had lived in Cherry county since 1889 and had a host of old-time friends who will mourn her departure. She was born at Blue Ridge, Mo., on Feb. 27, 1872, her maiden name being Clara Lillian Sigler. She leaves a husband and six daughters in her immediate family.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 12, 1929
Marvin L. Trogdon:
Marvin Lorenzo Trogdon was born near Merriman January 29, 1925 and departed this life May, 6, 1929 at the age of 14 years, 3 months and 8 days. His illness was of short duration, being taken suddenly sick Friday and soon becoming unconscious, remaining in this state until his death Monday evening about 7 o’clock. He was rushed to a hospital in Omaha Saturday and put under the best of medical care, but the disease baffled the doctors who stated it was the most peculiar case of its kind that had come under their observation. It was reported to be a sort of sleeping sickness. Marvin was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Trogdon who live south of Merriman. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters, Roby, Lawrence, Evelyn and Ruth, all of whom are at home. There are many other near relatives who mourn his loss. Marvin had a host of friends both young and old who will miss his welcome smile, for the little friend is gone. He was a diligent and dependable worker and a boy that took time to spare his mother all the extra steps he could, besides doing his part in the fields with his father and his brothers. He will be greatly missed by the entire community.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 12, 1929
Duane Lawson DeLancey:
Duane Lawson, the younger son of Charles and Orpha DeLancey was born in Brunswick, Nebraska, August 14, 1926, and passed away at the family home in Gordon on May 11, 1929, having attained the age of two years, 8 months and 27 days. From babyhood Duane had not been robust and consequently the parents had lavished upon him a love that was deep and strong. His delicate health served only to entwine the little life more deeply into the hearts of his parents. In spite of all that loving care could do, the little blossom was plucked while but a bud and taken by the Master to the garden above where it will bloom until the resurrection day. Those left to mourn his passing are his parents, a brother Robert and a number of other relatives. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, being conducted by Reverend Embree of the Methodist Church and interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.

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The Gordon Journal, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, May 12, 1929
Acy D. Roberts:
Acy D. Roberts was born March 4, 1847 in the state of Indiana, living there until grown, coming to Illinois for a short period. He then located in Iowa near Des Moines, where he met Miss Eveline Short. They were united in marriage in November 1875. They lived there for 12 years , then moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1887 and stayed there for two years, then settled on a farm near Gordon. To this union eleven children were born, seven sons and four daughters, five of whom passed on in infancy. One son, John H. Roberts, passed away April 22, 1922, in Red Wood, Calif. Acy Roberts made his home in Gordon and Chadron since the death of his wife on June 6th, 1922 at the homes of his son A.E. Roberts and daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Brown. He passed away at the home of his daughter May 9th, 1929 at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 5 days. He leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Brown, four sons, Charley D. Roberts of Gordon, A.E. and W.C. Roberts of Chadron, and James R. Roberts of Seattle, Washington, also five granddaughters, one grandson and two great-grandsons. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 12th at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of God with Rev. A.L. Hutton, pastor of the Church of God in charge. Interment was made in the Gordon cemetery.

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